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COMAL (COMmon Algorithmic Language) is a computer programming language developed in Denmark by Benedict Løfstedt and Børge Christensen in 1973. Computer code (HTML with JavaScript) in a tool that uses syntax highlighting (colors) to help the developer see the purpose of each piece of code. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ...

COMAL was actually created as a mixture of the prevalent educational programming languages of the time, BASIC and Pascal, and was meant to introduce structured programming elements in an environment where BASIC would normally be used. BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of high-level programming languages. ... Pascal is an imperative computer programming language, developed in 1970 by Niklaus Wirth as a language particularly suitable for structured programming. ... Structured programming can be seen as a subset or subdiscipline of procedural programming, one of the major programming paradigms. ...

The "COMAL 80 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE REPORT" contains the formal definition of the language.

In the early 1980s, Apple Computer won a contract to supply Apple II computers running CP/M and COMAL to Irish secondary schools. Apple Computer, Inc. ... The Apple II was one of the most popular personal computers of the 1980s. ... CP/M is an operating system originally created for Intel 8080/85 and Zilog Z80 based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc. ...

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The BBC Micro, affectionately known as the Beeb, was an early home computer. ... The PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) was a home-/personal computer produced by Commodore starting in the late 1970s. ... For the hip hop group, see Commodore 64 (band). ... The original Amiga (1985) The Amiga is a family of home/personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation as an advanced game console. ... Compis (Swedish name), Scandis (Norwegian name) was a computer system designed and sold to schools in the 1980s. ... Compis (Swedish name), Scandis (Norwegian name) was a computer system designed and sold to schools in the 1980s. ... IBM PC (IBM 5150) with keyboard and green screen monochrome monitor (IBM 5151), running MS-DOS 5. ... Tiki 100 was a desktop home/personal computer manufactured by Tiki Data of Oslo, Norway. ...

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Comal Springs (1069 words)
In the language of the Indians, the Comal Springs were called Conaqueyadesta, which means "where the river has its source." Comal is the Spanish word for basin, perhaps referring to the flat area at the base of a limestone bluff containing the springs.
The Comal River population of the fountain darter was completely eliminated by the 1950's drought when the river was reduced to isolated pools of water.
Most of the water that becomes Comal springflow originates with recharge far to the west of the Springs and moves through major flow zones in Medina and Bexar counties on its way toward New Braunfels (see Flowpath Map).
Handbook of Texas Online: (2966 words)
Comal County (L-15) is located in south central Texas on the divide between the Blackland Prairies and the Balcones Escarpment.
Comal County was exceptional among the largely German counties of south and west central Texas in the strength of its 1861 vote in favor of secession.
Comal County was founded and initially populated under the sponsorship of the Association for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas.
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